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They played hard and they had fun

Age has diminished my driving. For years and years, sports trips put a monthly average of 3,000 kilometres on my cars. Since leasing my latest Camry in 2015, the figure has dropped to just under 700 a month. Yet during the weekend before Halloween, I added 660 — two round-trips between Dartmouth and New Glasgow....

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Bantam A Selects take silver medal

The Yarmouth Western Riptide White defeated the Fundy-Highland Subway Selects 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday to win the Bantam A Division of the Subway Cup Female Hockey Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Natasha Hahn scored twice and Jessa MacKeil got the other goal for the Selects, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit...

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Carillon Singers celebrate 25 years of song

The Carillon Singers are delighted to present their annual Old Christmas Concert,  “Snow Angel” on Saturday at 7 p.m. Celebrating 25 years in song in this year, the Carillons have prepared a special evening of solstice serenades to carry you from the Christmas season and into the New Year. Founded in 1993 under the musical...

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Selects win female hockey title

PICTOU — The Northern Subway Selects will be playing some more meaningful hockey this month. The Selects returned home on Monday after going unbeaten en route to capturing the Atlantic AAA female hockey championship on Sunday in Mount Pearl, N.L. with a 7-1 victory over the Northern Lightning from New Brunswick. Camryn Halliday scored three...

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Midget AAA Selects set pace

The Northern Subway Selects have been dominating the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League this season. The Selects take an eight-point lead over the second-place MacIntyre Chevy Panthers, who will visit the Selects for two games this weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The teams will meet for the first time this season...

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Women play in softball league

STELLARTON — Women of all ages continue to flock to a local league of their own. They are members of an ongoing summer league called the Leo Fahey Twilight Ladies Softball League that is played at least once a week, usually at the Albion Athletic Field. The league only recently began its 2017 season. “About...

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Selects win female Bantam A hockey banner

The Pictou County Subway Selects win the Consolidated Credit Union Bantam A Tournament in Summerside, P.E.I. The Selects went 5-0-1 in the tournament, defeating the East Prince Wildcats 2-0 in the semifinals before defeating the Colchester Cyclones 1-0 in the championship game. Tournament goals by Allie Sandluck scored three goals, while tournament all-star Hayley Burke...

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Scammell returns to U-18 national hockey event

PICTOU – Julia Scammell says she’s looking forward to competing again at the Hockey Canada Under-18 female hockey championship. The captain of the Northern Subway Selects of the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League, Scammell, 17,  is the only Pictou County player on Team Atlantic and was scheduled to leave on Saturday prior to...

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Local players help N.S. to U-18 girls gold medal

Julia Scammell,  Sophie Wornell and Jenna Landry have helped Team Nova Scotia to the gold medal championship in the Under-18 Female Division at the 2016 Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton. Scammell assisted on two goals as Nova Scotia went undefeated in its five games and defeated P.E.I. 7-1 on Monday afternoon in the gold medal...

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Midget Selects sweep Pens in female hockey

The Northern Subway Selects improved to 4-0 atop the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey league standings by sweeping two weekend games from the Procresting Penguins by scores of 6-1 on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and 2-1 on Sunday in Lantz. Katelyn Pentz scored three goals to lead the Selects’ home-ice win....

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